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CONTEXT Sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) accurately identifies nodal metastasis of early breast cancer, but it is not clear whether further nodal dissection affects survival. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) on survival of patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis of breast cancer. (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) has eliminated the need for axillary dissection (ALND) in patients whose sentinel node (SN) is tumor-free. However, completion ALND for patients with tumor-involved SNs remains the standard to achieve locoregional control. Few studies have examined the outcome of patients who do not undergo ALND(More)
BACKGROUND American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0010 is a prospective multicenter trial designed to evaluate the prognostic significance of micrometastases in the sentinel lymph nodes and bone marrow aspirates of women with early-stage breast cancer. Surgical complications associated with the sentinel lymph node biopsy surgical procedure are(More)
BACKGROUND The authors prospectively evaluated the performance of a proprietary molecular testing platform using one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) for the detection of metastatic carcinoma in sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in a large multicenter trial and compared the OSNA results with the results from a detailed postoperative histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND With recent improvements in breast imaging, our ability to identify small breast tumors has markedly improved, prompting significant interest in the use of ablation without surgical excision to treat early-stage breast cancer. We conducted a multi-institutional pilot safety study of cryoablation in the treatment of primary breast carcinomas. (More)
PURPOSE An accurate, intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) test could decrease delayed axillary dissections. Molecular tests may be more sensitive than current intraoperative tests but historically have not been rapid enough and have not been properly validated. We present the results from a large, prospective evaluation of the first rapid molecular SLN(More)
With improved outcomes following treatment of breast cancer, chronic toxicities including breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL), gain increased significance with limited evidence-based guidelines present. This review attempts to summarize data addressing these concerns and provides recommendations based on currently published data. Substantial differences(More)
In 2001 and 2005, a conference panel comprised of an interdisciplinary group of physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease met to discuss their experiences with image-detected breast cancer and draft a report detailing points of consensus. 1,2 A third, similar group (composed of approximately 50% of the members of the first and(More)
CONTEXT Immunochemical staining of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) and bone marrow identifies breast cancer metastases not seen with routine pathological or clinical examination. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between survival and metastases detected by immunochemical staining of SLNs and bone marrow specimens from patients with early-stage breast(More)
PURPOSE Patients with breast cancer metastasis to the sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) generally undergo completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND), either concurrently with SLN biopsy or at a second procedure. The impact of the timing of cALND on pathologic results and complications in these patients has not been examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)